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7 Trim and Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats

Valentine’s day treats for me represent Chocolate! A close second would be Cheesecake… and the ultimate treat would be chocolate drizzled on a cheesecake.

This Valentine’s Day don’t be tempted by sugar laden chocolate treats. 

There are plenty of options to enjoy when you are trying to eat like a Low-Carb lifestyle (Like Trim Healthy Mama or KetoEating carb conscious hasn’t looked more delicious! All these treats would be considered satisfying treats (or S desserts). You can enjoy these after a scrumptious satisfying meal like steak and cauliflower “faux” tatos. read more

Sugar Free Hot Chocolate

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ditch your sugar cravings

Sugar Free Hot Chocolate Recipe

 

 

I love a good hot chocolate when I am cold.

I’m pretty much in love with hot chocolate right now. I want a nice warm drink to have once the kids go to bed and I’m sitting next to Adam relaxing before bed.

This is the most relaxing hot chocolate you will find, because it has the added nutrient-rich plants, minerals, and adaptogens that can help you calm down for a peaceful night. 

Hot chocolate is such a comforting drink and it is pretty healthy too when you make it without the sugar.  read more

Sugar Free Hot Chocolate Mousse

Glucomannan dessert

Hot Chocolate Mousse

{Sugar Free, Dairy Free Option, Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat}

 

Sugar Free Hot Chocolate Mousse is the perfect sugar free treat that you won’t have any guilt over not sharing. It is light and airy. This is also gluten free with a dairy free option.

This Sugar Free Hot Chocolate Mousse is made with almond milk and glucomannan as its thickening agent. Together with flavors of chocolate and vanilla blend into the perfect dessert or snack.

I topped mine with cacao nibs because I’m kind of obsessed with them right now. If you like dark chocolate, you need to check them out. They can be eaten raw, but we are enjoying them sprinkled on desserts and oatmeal for a special touch.

My husband and daughter both were impressed with how simple it was to make and how delicious the final product is. Sometimes you want to taste of hot chocolate without the heat. This will be the perfect dessert for just that occasion.

For Trim Healthy Mama’s: This recipe makes 2 large servings and would be a Fuel Pull snack or dessert because it is low in fat and carbs. Enjoy!

stevia, hot chocolate mousse

 

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Peanut Butter Crunch Chocolate Mug Cake

 

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Peanut Butter Crunch Chocolate Mug Cake

What could be better than peanut butter and chocolate in a single serving cake?

I love this peanut butter crunch chocolate mug cake for a dessert recipe because it is sugar free, grain free, and gluten free. 

I’m loving single serving cakes because you can enjoy them fresh out of the oven or microwave – which is always when they taste the best. I also love topping this with Peanut flavored Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is so versatile. I love how it can be a sub for sour cream or be sweetened to act like an icing. 

I buy all my specialty products from Amazon.com. I am a subscribe and save member, so I get 20% off my monthly orders. This is one of my saving money tricks for my groceries. 

My husband thought this Peanut Butter Crunch Chocolate Mug Cake reminded him of Reese’s Peanut Butter candy (which is our favorite). What do you think? 

 

 

Sugar free, grain free, gluten free, low carb peanut butter chocolate cake

What are your favorite dessert snack recipes? 

This post has been linked up to Trim Healthy Tuesdays at Gwen’s Nest


 

Iced One Serving Chocolate Chip Cookie

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Iced Chocolate Chip Cookie in 2 Minutes

Grain free – Sugar Free – Gluten Free

Iced One Serving Chocolate Chip Cookie {In 2 Minutes}… Miracles do happen.

I’m so glad I discovered this recipe. I really am in love with coconut flour. It is the perfect flour for making a grain free cookie. I also just started using cocoa nibs in baking. They are a wonderful substitute for filling my desire for chocolate chips. If you like dark chocolate, I think you will love these.

Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies? I think everyone gets that craving at night… but you don’t want to make a whole batch of cookies (and be tempted to eat them all – because none of us have ever done that *cough*).

This recipe is wonderful because it is sugar free, grain free, and gluten free. We are trying to be as gluten free as possible because we discovered last year that both Adam and I were reacting to gluten in our diets. We switched to baking with coconut and almond flour primarily and have really loved all the new recipes and options that are available.

I chose to make a chocolate icing for our cookie. It is totally optional, but we really loved it. You could also make it plain without the cocoa powder. Another option would be to mix a little cream cheese in with your Greek yogurt like in my King Cake in a Mug. 

If you are a Trim Healthy Mama this one serving chocolate chip cookie is going to be a satisfying treat because it is low sugar, but high in good fats.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

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 This post has been linked up to Trim Healthy Tuesdays at Gwen’s Nest. 

Homemade Dark Chocolate

I love dark chocolate!

I’m talking about that love that you just can’t go a week without… or a day even!

When that craving hits, you don’t want to be reaching for a candy bar.

Commercial chocolate is full of ingredients that are not healthy for you, even though chocolate itself is actually pretty healthy.

Commercial chocolate has processed sugar in it… not good for stable blood sugars or for weight loss.

Dark chocolate is a good source of Magnesium and antioxidants. More on Magnesium here and a magnesium oil recipe. 

Coconut oil is amazing for you! It can speed up your metabolism and help increase weight loss. It can help with brain function.

Lauric acid in coconut oil kills bacteria, fungi and viruses. Plus it taste good too. Get in my belly!

Homemade dark chocolate peanut clusters

So onto the Homemade Dark Chocolate Recipe 

You will need the following:

            Coconut oil is the base of this chocolate. If it is winter, you can keep your homemade sugar free chocolate solid on your counter. I keep it in my fridge so the chocolate stays solid like a regular chocolate bar.

You can mix everything together easily and pour into molds or into a shallow glass 8×8 sized pan. I like to make mine in silicon molds now, because it is easier to release the candy from than the pans.

I like to melt my coconut oil (or at least have it at a semi-melted state) for easier mixing.

Homemade dark chocolate peanut clusters

If you like chocolate with a little more crunch – Check out my Chocolate Peanut Clusters!

Plus, a great addition to this dark chocolate would be some yummy Keto Coffee – amiright?? Eating Healthy Fats couldn’t be more Delicious!

The Best Brownie in a Mug Recipe!

This is the BEST Brownie you can make in a mug!

I must confess, I love chocolate. Before this recipe, I would grab a few tablespoons of Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (affiliate link). These were not the perfect solution although they had great ingredients, they were still filled with sugar. This brownie in a mug is my go to chocolate craving killer. You just mix this brownie up in one minute and microwave… then sit down and enjoy the hot, fresh Brownie in a mug!

Sometimes you just need chocolate. Some days you just need a brownie! Who wants to bake brownies for 20 minutes when you can enjoy this brownie cake in a mug in less than 2?

Adam and I love to enjoy this treat as an S (Satisfying) Trim Healthy Mama dessert once the girls go to sleep at night. It is our little date escape (in a mug). We top it with some stevia sweetened Greek yogurt for an extra special addition. Pour yourself a cup of coffee to go with it, and you have yourself a little escape during nap time.

You can enjoy this as an afternoon snack or dessert. read more

How to Control Gestational Diabetes Naturally

How to Control Gestational Diabetes Naturally
How to Control Gestational Diabetes Naturally

Pregnancy is such a wonderful, joyous time.

You are growing a human being inside you, what could be more special?

Then you go to your 27 weeks appointment and they tell you that you have gestational diabetes…

What??? 

For me this came at such a shock the first time. I was very small when I got pregnant, probably below 120 pounds. I wasn’t gaining excessive weight during pregnancy. I was working out almost every day (waking up at 5 am and going to the gym). I ate very healthy (whole foods primarily).

And I had gestational diabetes?!? read more